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The Coast Guard's software architecture does not meet the organization's needs for information sharing or command and control. The Commandant of the Coast Guard recently mandated the implementation of a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) to address this problem. This thesis describes a Service Oriented Architecture for Coast Guard Command and Control that integrates legacy applications and provides new capabilities. Traditional software architecture descriptions make it difficult to identify...
Topics: Software architecture, Command and control systems
This thesis represents an initial effort to define the characteristics of a command, control, and communications (C3) architecture. It provides a basic understanding of the command and control process, command, control and communications architecture, and command, control and communications system analyzed from the point of view of an information system. The ultimate goal of this thesis is to introduce the basic concepts of C2 process, C3 architecture and C3 system to the Argentine Army.
Topics: Command and control systems, Communications, Military
In order for information to move efficiently in asymmetric combat environments the military has had to flatten its organization and find ways to network those decision makers who impact the ebb and flow of events on the ground day to day. This thesis further develops the concept of Marine Corps distributed operations (DO) under the current Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) structure. Analysis will focus on the integration of traditional RF nets into a networked based architecture using...
Topics: Decision making, Command and control systems
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by Felisiak, Krzysztof K.; Grunt, Pawel S.
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The purpose of this MBA Project was to examine the technical capabilities of thin client devices to determine if they could successfully replace traditional personal computers (PCs) within a Polish Army command environment. In order to accomplish this, the authors built a prototype thin client network and tested the compatibility of the system using software applications used by the Polish Army. The project also analyzed the costs of implementing and operating a thin client-based network...
Topics: Command and control systems., Thin client
Since national, regional, or continental borders do not hinder transnational terrorist organizations, a Theater Special Operations Command is forced to conduct operations across a wide range of political and social environments. Special Operations Command-South (SOCSOUTH), the theater special operations component of the United States Southern Command, has determined that each sub-region within its area of responsibility has particular nuances that require separate and distinct command elements....
Topics: Terrorism ?x Prevention, Command and control systems
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This research assesses the impact of synchronous (real-time), text-based chat on military command and control (C2) processes. Chat use among the services, particularly among joint forces, has evolved in ad hoc fashion to fill gaps in currently fielded C2 systems. This growth-by-improvisation inhibits clear definition of the underlying requirements: precisely what C2 deficiencies are being addressed by text-based chat tools? Or, from a bottom-up perspective: what capabilities do text-based chat...
Topics: Computer networks, Command and control systems
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by Bangalan, Rolan T.
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Location awareness is invaluable to the military commander. Any application that can accurately deliver this service is highly desirable. Being able to extract accurate distances is the first step towards developing a proposed 802.11 local area positioning system. This thesis explores a number of different methods of using 802.11 to capture physical distance separation between mobile stations. The first method of measuring distance, involves using 802.11 round trip signal times. Round trip...
Topics: Command and control systems, IEEE 80211 (Standard)
A common problem between Military applications and operators is the consistent and meaningful exchange of data. Currently, several models and simulations exist for the purposes of training and analyzing military data. Due to the absence of an agreed-upon standard with which to represent unit data, much is lost during interchange and applications are not maximized. This thesis is a step towards a solution. Extensible Markup Language (XML) technology has been widely accepted as a standard for...
Topics: XML (Document markup language), Command and control systems, Communications, Military
Information superiority can be obtained by enhancement of the command and control system. While weapon systems may have been developed to a point of decreasing returns regarding firepower, command and control(C2) systems can be developed further. The force that has superior C2 may win the fight in the future by information superiority. Currently, there is no appropriate methodology to assess the contribution from the C2 system to improved combat outcomes. This thesis develops a methodology to...
Topics: Command and control systems, Military art and science, Technological innovations
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R missions in support of a variety of customers. This thesis examines the changing environment in which Combat Rescue forces are employed; evaluates the ability of these forces to perform PR tasks within an Irregular Warfare campaign; and makes recommendations regarding where and under whose control rescue assets should be employed.
Topics: Asymmetric warfare, Command and control systems, Military history
With the DoD acquisition of programs and projects becoming increasingly expensive, it is imperative that the method or measure for determining value for a particular project, real or conceptual, be identified and used enterprise-wide. The form of analysis known as the Knowledge Value Added (KVA) methodology, KVA will evaluate the Office Force Transformation Wolf-PAC / Stiletto concepts. This thesis will explore two distinctly different areas which demonstrate the KVA method's use and benefit:...
Topics: Command and control systems, Military art and science
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by Gilman, Scott D.; Rhoads, Russell A.
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The purpose of this thesis is to use wargaming and simulation to gain insight into the effective employment of a new Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) system, the Adaptive Joint C4ISR Node (AJCN). The AJCN provides the supported commander with several capabilities, to include: range extension, waveform bridging, signal intelligence, electronic warfare, and information operations. Two methods are used to gain insight to the...
Topics: Command and control systems, United States, Communications, Military
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Inmarsat is a predominantly commercial satellite system fitted on most United States Navy surface vessels including: frigates, cruisers, destroyers, amphibious ships and mine sweepers. It is primarily used for telephone, fax, email, web browsing, and the Global Command and Control System (GCCS). Inmarsat, however, has a very limited data rate. For ships fitted with the latest modem upgrade, Inmarsat provides a meager 128 kbps for support of its numerous functions. To improve upon Inmarsat's...
Topics: Command and control systems, United States, Artificial satellites
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by Aspland, Michael J.
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This thesis explores how shared governance mitigates risk related to multi-agency, multi-discipline interoperable radio communications projects. Case study research focused on two California counties, Marin and Monterey, to discover how shared governance emerged to mitigate financial, managerial and discipline risk. The significance of this research identifies the elements of shared governance that can lead to the successful implementation of interoperable radio communications projects....
Topics: Police communication systems, Telecommunication systems, Command and control systems
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The purpose of this research was to examine the effects of radiowave propagation in urbanized areas on unmanned aerial vehicle-ground control station (UAV-GCS) command and control. Operating at high frequency has merits of higher data rate transfer, which is crucial to support the large quantity of voice and video data to be transmitted via UAV-GCS linkage. However, high frequencies are attenuated more rapidly in lossy materials and weather. Having a shorter operational range translates to a...
Topics: Drone aircraft, Radio beacons, Command and control systems
The Marine Corps has several Tactical Combat Systems at the Infantry Division level and below. The Information-Operations Server Version 1 (IOS v. 1) is a command and control (C2) system with a client-server architecture that when networked offers the Common Operational Picture (COP). The client is called Command and Control Personal Computer (C2PC). IOS was designed primarily to support maneuver, and has its roots in the Navy's Joint Maritime Command Information System (JMCIS). C2PC has been...
Topics: Communications, Military, Command and control systems, United States, Internetworking...
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Recent joint operations such as the ones in the Persian Gulf, Somalia, Haiti, and Bosnia are examples of some of the missions the military is expected to conduct in the future. The missions and available forces varied, and not surprisingly, so did the command and control architectures. The purpose of the initial A2C2 experiment was to examine the relationships between organizational structures and task structures involving competition for scarce assets, to serve as an integration vehicle for...
Topics: Command and control systems, Unified operations (Military science)
This thesis describes an Extensible Markup Language (XML) based analysis and comparison method that could be used to identity equivalent components of heterogeneous databases. In the Department of Defense there currently exist multiple databases required to support command and control of some portion of the battlefield force. Interoperability between forces will become crucial as the force structure continues to be reduced. This interoperability will be facilitated through the integration of...
Topics: Command and control systems, United States, Internetworking (Telecommunication)
Military Command and Control (C2) requires easy access to information needed for the commander's situation assessment and direction of troops. Providing this information via synthetic speech is a viable alternative, but additional information is required before speech systems can be implemented for C2 functions. An experiment was conducted to study several factors which may affect the intelligibility of synthetic speech. The factors examined were: (1) speech rate; (2) synthetic speech messages...
Topics: Command and control systems., Synthetic speech, command and control
Control (C2) process. Situations often occur in which forward air controllers (FACs) from one service integrate into the structure of another service, yet still report to their own leadership. Many non-interoperable communications systems are used, further adding to the confusion. This thesis analyzes the effectiveness of current Joint Close Air Support doctrine in providing the guidelines necessary for the warfighter at all echelons to plan, prepare and execute integrated close air support...
Topics: Naval art and science, Command and control systems
D) effort to test commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) Command and Control, Communications Computers and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) technologies to provide real-time situational awareness (SA) for multi-national, tactical and remote decision makers in a cooperative environment. This thesis evaluated the military suitability of Fortress 802.11 ES520 wireless technology and Mesh Dynamics' 4000 series 802.11 wireless technology by conducting a comparative analysis of the...
Topics: Command and control systems, Situational awareness, Military intelligence, Military surveillance,...
Two aspects of digital communication were investigated. In the first part, a FFT-based, M-ary FSK receiver in a Rician-fading channel was analyzed to determine the benefits of non-uniform windowing of sampled received data. When a frequency offset occurs, non-uniform windowing provided better FFT magnitude separation. The improved dynamic range was balanced against a loss in detectability due to signal attenuation. With large frequency offset, the improved magnitude separation outweighed the...
Topics: Command and control systems, Digital communications, Computer network protocols., FFT windowing,...
Naval Postgraduate School
by Watts, Krista L.
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The Adaptive Joint Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Node (AJCN) is a new C4ISR system with four functional capabilities: communications, signal intelligence (SIGINT), electronic warfare (EW) and Information Operations. This thesis evaluates the first three capabilities of the AJCN: communications, SIGINT and EW. Simulation is used as a time- and cost-effective way to model the AJCN's capabilities. Eleven communications and combat...
Topics: Communications, Military, Command and control systems, United States, Strategy, Data processing,...
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The purpose of this project is to provide a simulation which includes communication structures during a terrorist attack. Different communication patterns will provide different results in terms of effectiveness and efficiency. We are planning to identify some key variables to form an effective network structure in a military action. According to key variables of an organization, centralized and decentralized structures produce different communication patterns and different outputs as well. In...
Topics: Communications, Military, Evaluation, Case studies, Command and control systems, United States,...
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The United States is embarking on a course of designing and fielding a Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) to protect the US and her citizenry against ballistic missile attacks. The BMDS will need a Command and Control, Battle Management, and Communications (C2BMC) organization/system to support military and national decision makers in times of crisis. The C2BMC must also be able to react quickly once a missile event has occurred. This thesis will cover the doctrinal issues with merging...
Topics: Ballistic missile defenses, United States, Command and control systems, World politics, Insurgency
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To achieve information superiority in a coalition environment the U. S. has to seamlessly integrate coalition members, both NATO and Non-NATO, into its command and control processes along all echelons of military operations. In a coalition environment, it is extremely challenging to fuse multinational information systems to achieve seamless integration. This thesis focuses on the security issues that are involved in establishing coalition network interoperability. The coalition environment is...
Topics: Wide area networks (Computer networks), United States, Command and control systems, Internetworking...
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by Dobrydney, John F.
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Current and emerging technologies and equipment, such as unmanned aerial vehicles, ground sensors, networked radios, operator-worn sensor vests, and nanotechnology applications offer warfighters unprecedented command and control and information detection capabilities, yet the use of this technology has not been fully realized. The current protocol, IPv4, is incapable of providing enough addresses due to a depletion of IPv4 address space. IPv6, however, offers unprecedented network support for...
Topics: Computer networks, Management, Computer network protocols, Command and control systems, Information...
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This thesis analyzed Joint Vision 2020 and DoD Transformation technical concepts in the context of the \"Cooperative Maritime Strategy for the 21st Century.\" It hypothesizes that Decision Superiority requires a renewed emphasis on the fundamentals of decision making. The thesis introduces the concept of Ignorance Management as a risk reduction concept to help focus decision makers, and the IT professionals who support them, on getting the \"right information, to the right...
Topics: Portfolio management, Semantic Web, Web 20, Computer networks, Computer simulation, Command and...
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by Calimlim, Jeremie; Phan, Diane; Cooney, Kelley
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The purpose of this project is to conduct an analysis of Unique Item Identification implementation for the Navy's Communications Security equipment. This project will review the existing inventory process and system. The team will utilize previous papers from Naval Postgraduate School to assist in the evaluation of Return on Investment and the Knowledge Value Added analysis of the implementation.
Topics: Command and control systems., Unique Item Identification, UID, Communications Security, COMSEC
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by O'Leary, Paul J., Jr.
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The purpose of this thesis is twofold: first is to describe the current Marine Corps fire support system as an overall architecture and the second is to provide teaching materials for the Joint C3, (Command, Control, Coordination) curriculum. The emphasis will be to identify and illustrate the various command, control, and coordination procedures that are evident throughout the system. The system architecture described will provide a foundation from which the student will be required to design...
Topics: Command and control systems, Systems engineering., Fire support, Command, Control, Coordination...
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by Dikmen, Iskender
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Improvements in technology have enabled the development of cost-effective, low-power, multifunctional wireless sensor nodes, which are used in various applications including surveillance and intrusion detection. We have made experiments in order to discover the detection probability of the Crossbow MSP410 mote sensor nodes. We have developed a new PIR detection model, which has a high probability detection region and a low probability detection region, for MSP410 mote sensor nodes based on the...
Topics: Detectors, Design and construction, Command and control systems, United States, Computer security,...
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by Sweeney, Michael M.
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Command and control activities have long been recognized as a vital part of military operations. From shouted battlefield commands to today's information-age warfare, it is those who have mastered the techniques and applications of command and control who have most often prevailed. As critical as it is to our success, it is a topic that is controversial, often poorly understood, and subject to wildly different interpretations. This thesis examines the command and control process, consisting of...
Topics: Command and control systems, United States, Communications, Military, Decision making,...
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Honeypots are computer systems deliberately designed to be attack targets, mainly to learn about cyber-attacks and attacker behavior. When implemented as part of a security posture, honeypots also protect real networks by acting as a decoy, deliberately confusing potential attackers as to the real data. The objective of this research is to compare attack patterns against a honeypot to those against a real network, the network of the Naval Postgraduate School. Collection of suspicious-event data...
Topics: Network computers, Command and control systems, Information resources management, Computer science
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This research conducts a comparative analysis of discretionary access controls of current wikis by experimenting with their discretionary access controls and functionality, comparing the wiki software cost of implementation, and comparing the scalability for possible enterprise use. Most importantly, the author will analyze wikis discretionary access control capabilities and suitability in regards to which wiki will be more beneficial in a particular CONOPS. The derivation of the author's...
Topics: Wikis (Computer science), Communities of practice, Command and control systems, United States,...
The New York City Fire Department, like the entire fire service, has been proven to be a primary stakeholder in Homeland Security. The mindset of firefighters is influenced by traditional and expected roles that are not fully considerate of the challenges accompanying the \"new enemy\" of terrorism. A fundamental deficiency is herein identified as the manner in which information is managed. The FDNY must adapt so as to recognize information as an entity that must be collected, saved...
Topics: Fire departments, New York (State), New York, Communication systems, Terrorism, Prevention,...
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by Oats, Trey D.; Erickson, Matthew C.
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An investigation of how fuel cells, an integrated power system, and directed energy weapons will affect the shipboard command and control process. The focus is on the implementation of the new technologies onboard near-term and far-term destroyer variants and the resulting changes to the command and control process.
Topics: Command and control, Command and control systems, Directed energy weapons, Directed-energy weapons,...
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This paper seeks to analyze the command and control issues arising from the advent of NCW. It aims to contribute to a practical understanding of the concept and an implementation approach for NCW by attempting to provide an analytical framework, the various options/models, and considerations across the spectrum of NCW issues. While information superiority is not a new concept, the blazing speed of advancement in information technologies has brought about dramatic changes to our lifestyles and...
Topics: Command and control systems, Communications, Military, Combat, Effectiveness, Synchronization,...
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The U.S. Army's Future Force requires information dominance to succeed, yet finds itself with an ever-increasing gap between its capacity to collect information and its information processing capacity--with little understanding of how to efficiently utilize scarce processing resources. In this investigation, a model is proposed to adequately represent the flow of information within a command and control context toward the end of optimally controlling this flow. The model is conjectured to be...
Topics: Computational complexity, Decision making, Scheduling, Communication, Command and control systems,...
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by Johnson, Jada E.
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Unmanned vehicles (UVs) are expected to be an integral part of the U.S. Navy's expeditionary and carrier strike groups and are quickly being integrated into maritime operations. Command and control issues must be resolved, however, in order to utilize unmanned systems as intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance assets. The purpose of this research was to assess the current doctrine of mission tasking with respect to tactical unmanned vehicles (UVs) and determine a method for effectively...
Topics: Vehicles, Remotely piloted, Command and control systems, Command and control, Mission tasking,...
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The IEEE 802.16 standard is a wireless communications standard which holds great potential for use by the U.S. military. As IEEE Std. 802.16 is a commercial standard, it can be used as a COTS solution for extending the reach of the internet down to the level of the individual soldier without incurring any development costs. Additionally, 802.16 \"out of the box\" supports end-to-end routing and is compatible/interoperable with other ubiquitous networking technologies such as Ethernet...
Topics: Simple Network Management Protocol (Computer network protocol), IEEE 80216 (Standard), Wireless...
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by Dzierzanowski, Kenneth P.
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The warfighting doctrines of NATO's five national armies, which are deployed in central Europe against the Warsaw Pact, are examined with emphasis on coalition warfare. NATO's warfighting doctrine is explored with particular attention to the military and political aspects of coalition warfare. Selected NATO command, control, and consultation issues, including synchronization and coordination, are identified and examined. The doctrines of these five national armies are not fully compatible....
Topics: Combined operations (Military science), Command and control systems, Military doctrine., NATO, C3,...
Small units maneuvering on the battlefield have little time to establish data links and interface with the Global Information Grid (GIG) while trying to achieve an objective. The bandwidth and interface requirements necessary to receive live data from current strategic level systems limit the small unit operational user's ability to receive and act upon data and intelligence. Without the ability to interface with current strategic-level UAV assets, these small units are left without a...
Topics: Drone aircraft, United States, Command and control systems, Global Information Grid,...
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Information Warfare targeting has long been a crucial, but unrecognized, part of military operations. From Sun Tzu's targeting of the enemy's will to fight, to today's information-centric warfare, it is those who have understood the techniques and applications of Information Warfare targeting who have most often prevailed. As critical as it is to our success, it is a topic that is controversial, often misunderstood, and subject to various interpretations. This thesis examines the IW targeting...
Topics: Command and control systems, United States, Information warfare, Command and control warfare,...
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by Swanson, Joel T.; Gibson, John H.
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This thesis is a primer for a combat modeling course for Joint Command, Control, and Communications (C3) students at the Naval Postgraduate School. It provides the students with a single document which ties together the concepts of several modeling experts pertinent to C3. The thesis examines various aspects of combat models and introduces some of their functions, applications, and results. Areas included in the primer are: combat theory and definitions for command and control reflected in that...
Topics: Combat,Simulation methods, Communications, Military, Command and control systems, War games.,...
A Commander-in-Chief U.S. Pacific Fleet letter to the Chief of Naval Operations, dated September 12, 1989, contains a Command and Control Studies and Analysis Program (C2STAP) proposal for EHF line-of-sight communications. The purpose of this thesis is to address several of the issues raised by the C2STAP proposal by providing: an analysis of the inherent advantages and disadvantages of communications in the EHF spectrum, an analysis of the current and projected future state of EHF technology...
Topics: Millimeter wave communication systems, Command and control systems, Sea control., Millimeter wave,...
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This thesis was designed as a reference guide for managers, specifically Commanding Officers and Comptrollers, concerning the internal control system and control programs. It provides a general overview of the internal control system and discusses the various external and internal audits, inspections, reviews and investigative organizations and programs. The thesis defines the audit system includes audit standards and the audit process. Practical guidelines for preparing for and participating...
Topics: Accounting, Command and control systems., Internal control, internal control system, audits,...
A Collaborative Information Environment (CIE) provides a set of tools for the commander and the warfighters, at all levels, to access a near real-time, fused, accurate picture representing the battlespace. The CIE introduces a variety of capabilities to assist decision-makers by providing a common relevant operational picture and the ability to conduct collaborative planning. Several information systems, currently under development, are being designed to provide improved situational awareness,...
Topics: Command and control systems, Netcentric computing, Information storage and retrieval systems,...
The United States Army is presently conducting evaluations of the Combat Vehicle Command and Control (CVC2) system. The CVC2 system is being developed to assist battalion level commanders and below with their command and control functions. Current evaluations of the system have been focused at the platoon and company levels. This thesis proposes that the greatest benefit of the automated system will be to support battalion level command and control functions. This paper provides; a description...
Topics: Command and control systems, Armored vehicles, Military, Command and Control, Combat vehicle...
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In the past few years, Massive Multiplayer Online Games (MMOG) have gained in popularity in the gaming industry, the public and the Department of Defense. Improvements to computer technology and the increased data transfer rate over networks have caused the potential applications for networked environments to blossom. MMOGs are a product of these improvements, as technological advancements have made it possible for the masses to gain access to virtual environments and participate. The ability...
Topics: Computer simulation, Command and control systems, Computer games, Programming, Decision making,...
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by Acosta, Elvis; Barta, Jordan; Beger-Mason, Joanna; Donovan, Harry; Eak, Matt; Finley, Dave; Galace, Llewelynn; Jones, Brian; Maurseth, Andrina; Metz, Lee; Painchaud, Lesley; Pepper, Josh; Suchit, Reshma; Tidwell, Rob; Yu, David; Zanella, Bob
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Across the U.S. Navy, each new ship class implements a new command and control (C2) system design, leading to separate design and development efforts, training pipelines, support requirements, and upgrade activities. This project serves as an initial step in determining whether the Navy can consolidate C2 systems by defining a common C2 system architecture and requirements that can be applied across all surface combatants for the Surface Warfare and Maritime Interception Operations missions....
Topics: Naval Vessels (Combatant), Computer Architecture, Systems Engineering, Command and Control Systems,...
At present, the Navy is unable to provide a robust, routable network that provides real-time actionable intelligence between boarding operations and intelligence analysts. Actionable intelligence is the means of obtaining concrete knowledge that permits an individual to take action based on known information. The lack of a robust routable network creates a lag in operational responsiveness to potential threats identified within the Maritime Environment. In response to current shortfalls,...
Topics: Metadata, Ships, Automatic identification systems, United States, Maritime terrorism, Prevention,...
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The importance of information superiority has been emphasized as a critical capability that future joint forces must be able to achieve. No longer simply a future concept, it is being officially defined and incorporated in doctrinal publications like Joint Publication 3-13, \"Information Operations.\" Unfortunately, our ability to effectively measure its contribution relative to other battlefield systems remains limited. This research focuses on exploring the limits of the...
Topics: Information warfare, United States, Command and control systems, Military art and science, Decision...
This research utilizes the JTAC mission and applies the VIRT concept of smartpush information delivery. Current efforts within DOD focus on achieving a virtual world where all information becomes available through the GIG. This pull approach to information delivery does not adequately address the value of information and the absolute requirement to deliver it to the lowest levels when and where needed. The current DOD enterprise-wide mentality of IT implementation does not focus on where best...
Topics: Military art and science, United States, Decision making, Global Information Grid, Communications,...
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Wireless mesh mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) provide the military with the opportunity to spread information superiority to the tactical battlespace in support of network-centric warfare (NCW). These mesh networks provide the tactical networking framework for providing improved situational awareness through ubiquitous sharing of information including remote sensor and targeting data. The Naval Postgraduate School's Tactical Network Topology (TNT) project sponsored by US Special Operations...
Topics: Netcentric computing, United States, IEEE 80211 (Standard), Global Information Grid, Command and...
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by Shin, In Sub
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This thesis provides guidelines to develop a C3 system, including both organizational and physical systems. It contains the concept, architecture, design and engineering approaches, the integrated C3 framework, test and evaluation methodologies, system acquisition procedures, system development constraints and environment, and C3 research trends. This thesis is mainly descriptive and is comprehensive to help beginners in the C3 research area. It will give a fundamental understanding about the...
Topics: Command and control systems, Decision making, Communications, Military, Military art and science,...
Developing large hard-real-time systems in a traditional way usually creates inconsistencies among the user's needs, the requirements and the implementation. Rapid Prototyping by using Prototype System Description Language (PSDL) and Computer Aided Prototyping System (CAPS) minimizes the time and resource costs, and maximizes reliability. In this technique, designer builds the prototype with the initial requirements, and the user evaluates the actual behavior of the prototype against its...
Topics: ADA, C_x001B_p3_x001B_sI systems, Command and control systems., Computer aided prototyping,...
This thesis examines how atmospheric conditions influence the performance of radar and Electronic Warfare systems. Of particular interest is the frequency of occurrence of various types of ducts in the Arabian Sea which is presented. Potential tactical advantage through better knowledge of ducting conditions is also examined. EREPS and IREPS, PC based programs for evaluating the atmospheric effects on radio systems, are addressed. An application of the above is the Airborne Microwave...
Topics: Electronics in military engineering, Electronic surveillance, Electronic intelligence, Command and...
This thesis analyzes the feasibility, functionality, and usability of Ultra Wideband technology as an alternative to 802.11 in wireless mesh networks for multiple DoD contexts. Ultra wideband and wireless mesh network technologies and applications are researched and analyzed through multiple field and lab experiments for usability in current, real-world situations. Hardware and software investigations are conducted to determine any implementation issues between ultra wideband and wireless mesh...
Topics: IEEE 80211 (Standard), Global Information Grid, Command and control systems, United States,...
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This thesis examines the role that strategic planning plays in the evolution of Command and Control (C2) systems by defining both C2 and strategic planning and showing the interfaces between them. It goes on to show how the view of the threat in the years to come influence the implementation of C2 systems. Furthermore, the author challenges the traditional strategic thought on threat assessment which views the threat primarily as a massive Warsaw Pact attack on Central Europe or an all-out...
Topics: Command and control systems,United States, Strategic planning,United States, Military...